King of Kong Adaptation Is Still In The Works

by Ben Reeves on Oct 01, 2010 at 02:30 PM

The 2007 documentary King of Kong followed the rivalry between High School science teacher Steve Wiebe and hot sauce magnate Billy Mitchell as the duo competed to outdo one another’s Donkey Kong scores. It also happened to be one of the most entertaining documentaries featured around the gaming industry. And it’s getting a film adaptation.

Shortly after King of Kong came out there were rumors that a Hollywood adaptation was in the works. Recently we talked with Seth Gordon, the director of the documentary, and he assured us that the feature film was still in happening.

“The adaptation is still in the works at New Line and the script is well on its way,” said Gordon. “We have the typical concerns that we always have had. I feel that the documentary was a really fortunate moment in time where we were able to capture a pretty extraordinary story that unfolded in a way that none of us could have predicted. How do you adapt that without somehow compromising it? That’s the real challenge. We’re doing our best to keep in mind some of the stuff that has happened since the documentary, and be true to the whole story.”

Sounds interesting to us, and if they can make a movie out of Facebook, why not?